Assets and Infrastructure Committee

Notice of Meeting

Monday, 12 March 2018

 

 

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

 

 

A meeting of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee will be held at 7.00pm on Monday 12 March 2018 in the Dragon Room, Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre, corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville, for the consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings.

 

 

 

 

Gail Connolly

General Manager

 

 

 

BUSINESS

1.      Apologies

2.      Disclosures of Interest

3.      Minutes of previous meetings

4.      Committee Reports

 


Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Monday, 12 March 2018

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Assets and Infrastructure - 12 February 2018

Committee Reports

ASS002-18        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 6 March 2018

(Report by Traffic Engineer)......................................................................................... 2

ASS003-18        Myles Dunphy Reserve - Phytophthora Dieback Environmental Management Plan

(Report by Manager Infrastructure)........................................................................... 11   

 


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Committee Reports

Item:                   ASS002-18        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 6 March 2018 

Author:              Traffic Engineer

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

Recommendation

That the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 March 2018 be adopted by Council.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The Minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 March 2018 are submitted to the Assets and Infrastructure Committee for consideration and to Council for adoption.

Background

2.      The Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting of 6 March 2018 was held at Georges River Civic Centre commencing at 10.00am.

Financial Implications

3.      Budget allocation

a.   RMS Traffic Facilities Grant       $384,080

b.   LATM Projects                               $40,000

4.      Balance to date

a.   RMS Traffic Facilities Grant       $150,000

b.   LATM Projects                               $3,692

5.      Estimated cost of works recommended by the Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting of 6 March 2018 is $174,100.  Dissection: $24,100 has been allocated from the RMS Traffic Facilities Grant and $150,000 to be allocated from the 2017/18 Capital Works Budget for Dame Mary Gilmore Road parking changes.

 

File Reference

D18/41094

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

TAC_06032018_MIN

 


Georges River Council - Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 12 March 2018

ASS002-18             Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 6 March 2018

[Appendix 1]          TAC_06032018_MIN

 

 

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Item:                   ASS003-18        Myles Dunphy Reserve - Phytophthora Dieback Environmental Management Plan 

Author:              Manager Infrastructure

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

Recommendation

(a) That Council adopt the Phytophthora Dieback Environmental Management Plan for Myles Dunphy Reserve.

(b) That Council give consideration to the allocation of funds, as part of the 2018/19 budget process, to enable the implementation of priority management actions which will mitigate the impacts and spread of Phytophthora Dieback within Myles Dunphy Reserve.

 

Executive Summary

1.   This report is presented to Council to adopt the Phytophthora Dieback Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for Myles Dunphy Reserve. The purpose of this EMP is to provide Council with a brief description of Phytophthora Dieback and site-specific management options that aim to:

 

(a) Minimise the likelihood of spread from infested areas into un-infected areas of the Reserve and/or into nearby open space.

(b) Reduce the impact and level of dieback through the application of a non-toxic and non-polluting chemical treatment.

(c)  Monitor through additional sampling of the pathogen.

Background

1.   Phytophthora Dieback refers to the plant deaths, vegetation dieback and collapse caused by microscopic soil borne algal-like plant pathogens. The location and the extent of the infestation has been assessed and mapped.  The infestation appears to have become well established in the Reserve.

2.   Infection of native plants by Phytophthora cinnamomi has been listed as a Key Threatening Process under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act).  Under these Acts, the Statement of Intent.  1: Infection of Native Plants by Phytophthora cinnamomi (DECC 2008) and the Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Commonwealth of Australia 2014). 

3.   Council is obligated to take actions to minimise the spread and manage the impact of this virulent plant pathogen.

4.   The EMP emphasises that the human induced movement of infested soil, plant material and water has in the past, and will continue, if left unchecked, be the most significant and rapid means by which Phytophthora Dieback spreads into un-infested areas.

5.   This EMP is to be used as a guide to limit the spread of Phytophera Dieback whilst undertaking planned construction (including the proposed boardwalk) and ongoing bush regeneration works. The Plan also proposes methods to continue allowing public access through the provision of fencing and hygiene stations at strategic locations.

6.   It is recommended that Council consider funding as part of the 2018/19 budget process to commence priority management actions to mitigate the impacts and spread of Phytophthora Dieback within the reserve.

7.   Estimated costs for mitigating the impacts of Phytophthora Dieback at Myles Dunphy Reserve based on the recommendations in the EMP:

-     Installation of fencing along existing paths                                       $140,000

-     Additional sampling of the pathogen                                         $10,000

-     Re-vegetation and bush regeneration works                           $50,000

Financial Implications

8.      There is no current allocation in the 2017/18 budget for treatment of this pathogen at the Myles Dunphy Reserve. 

9.      Additional funds will need to be allocated by Council as part of the 2018/19 budget process should Council wish to complete the abovementioned mitigation works totalling $200,000.

Community Engagement

10.     Community engagement was conducted including: signage placed within the Reserve to notify of the temporary closure of the Reserve during preparation of the Plan. Local environmental groups and neighbouring residents were also notified.

File Reference

D18/40427

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

MylesDunphy_Phytophthora ManagementPlan_v2

 


Georges River Council - Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 12 March 2018

ASS003-18             Myles Dunphy Reserve - Phytophthora Dieback Environmental Management Plan

[Appendix 1]          MylesDunphy_Phytophthora ManagementPlan_v2

 

 

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Georges River Council - Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 12 March 2018

ASS003-18             Myles Dunphy Reserve - Phytophthora Dieback Environmental Management Plan

[Appendix 1]          MylesDunphy_Phytophthora ManagementPlan_v2

 

 

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Georges River Council - Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 12 March 2018

ASS003-18             Myles Dunphy Reserve - Phytophthora Dieback Environmental Management Plan

[Appendix 1]          MylesDunphy_Phytophthora ManagementPlan_v2

 

 

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